#DTJax Weekly Update: February 22-28, 2022

Instagram of the Week

The Hip Hop Festival in James Weldon Johnson Park this past weekend was a blast! Major thanks to the Friends of James Weldon Johnson Park for bringing Hip Hop to Downtown Jacksonville!

📸 : @Cre8jax

Use the hashtag #DTJax for a chance to be featured as the next Instagram of the Week.

New and Noteworthy

This Week:
#DTJax Gala

Come celebrate with us this Friday, February 25th, at the 7th annual #DTJax Gala: Classic Hollywood Presented by Community First Credit Union! Travel back in time with us to the early days of film, with glitz, glamour and elegance. Spend the night celebrating #DTJax, and help us raise funds for our LABS Program. Tickets are still available! Learn More and Purchase Tickets.

Next Week: First
Wednesday Art Walk

Join us next Wednesday, March 2nd, from 5 to 9 p.m. for another First Wednesday Art Walk in #DTJax! Take a self-guided tour of Downtown Jacksonville’s arts and culture scene, with featured art hubs and lots to explore in between. Stroll between art hubs and stop at the many participating businesses along the way. Shop with local creatives, listen to live music and dine on delicious eats! Learn more.

Free Two-Day Festival

Winterland Presents returns to Riverfront Plaza (2 W. Independent Drive) this upcoming weekend (2/26 and 2/27). Enjoy two days of free music with experimental installations, visuals by Tachyons+, food trucks, a special Vagabond Flea market with tons of vendors and more, all on the St. Johns River. Learn More.

World of Nations

Celebrate 30 years of exploration at the 2022 World of Nations Celebration! Experience the cuisine, artistry and customs from lands near and far as you travel throughout Metropolitan Park for this unique two-day event. Join the City of Jacksonville and local multicultural friends on February 26 and 27th to explore the unique diversity of our planet. Learn More.

Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union

#DTJax’s Favorite Concert Series Returns!

When: April 7, 14, 21 & 28
Where: Riverfront Plaza | 2 W. Independent Drive

This spring, join us on the riverfront each Thursday in April for the return of Jax River Jams Presented by VyStar Credit Union! This free, four-week, multi-genre concert series will be held Thursdays in April at Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Jacksonville and will feature: Spin Doctors & Sister Hazel, Boyz II Men, Carly Pearce and Manchester OrchestraLearn More.

Help Improve Downtown Jacksonville

Each year Downtown Vision (DVI) evaluates the state of Downtown Jacksonville and collects data on how to improve the Downtown experience. Please share your feedback with us utilizing these three surveys for a chance to win a $100 #DTJax Gift Card:

DTJax Resident Survey
DTJax Employee Survey
DTJax Visitor Survey

#DTJax Awards Recap

Congratulations to the 2021 #DTJax Awards Winners!

The #DTJax Awards were held on February 15, 2022 at The Lark. Thank you to all who attended and congratulations to our winners; Downtown Ambassador of the Year: David Vazquez, Small Business of the Year: The Volstead, Retail Project of the Year: The Bread & Board, Downtown Project of the Year: The Breezeway at VyStar Tower, Downtowner of the Year: Mari Kuraishi, DuPont Fund and Downtown Achievement Award: Mayor Lenny Curry.

Upcoming #DTJax Events

February 22-27 at 7:30 p.m.
Jacksonville Performing Arts Center

CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America! Thanks to the FSCJ Artist Series, CATS will be in Jacksonville during the week of February 22nd- 27th.

Coffee with a Curator
February 26 at 11 a.m.

Join MOCA’s Senior Curator in-person for coffee and conversation about the newest Project Atrium: Chiharu Shiota “Letters of Love”. For her Project Atrium installation, “Letters of Love”, Shiota presents an installation using her signature red ropes, containing floating love letters on paper, filling the Atrium space.

Jacksonville Icemen
February 23 & 26 at 7 p.m.
VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

In the mood for hockey? Don’t miss the Jacksonville Icemen taking on the Norfolk Admirals this Wednesday and Saturday at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.

Every Saturday, under the Fuller Warren Bridge, enjoy a beautiful outdoor market. Shop local produce, handmade goods and dine at your favorite food trucks.

Check out this week’s line-up!

James Weldon Johnson Park

Don’t miss out on all of the events going on in the park this month, including lunchtime musical performances and weekend festivals! View the schedule.

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Get Involved

Activating Jacksonville’s Riverfront

The Jessie Ball duPont Fund is helping to convene a series of conversations about how best to activate our city’s downtown waterfront for the benefit of all of our residents and visitors. Visit their page to learn more.

1st Downtown Jacksonville: The Future of the Shipyards 

1st DownTown Jacksonville is a platform created to help communicate, advocate and unite supporters who share the same passion for Downtown. Check out their website to learn about plans for The Shipyards, a path toward the Stadium of the Future and community investment by the Jaguars and Iguana Investments.

Updates from Downtown Vision

Downtown Vision’s
2020-2021 Annual Report 

We are excited to share our 2020-2021 Annual Report.

Explore the ways our organization makes a difference in Downtown Jacksonville. From our exceptional team of Downtown Ambassadors, to our signature events old and new, we are always striving to makes #DTJax the place to be.

View The Report

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